In February 2024, we’re releasing a theatrical treat for teachers around the UK. Here at the Roald Dahl Story Company we are working with the wonderfully talented team at the Unicorn Theatre to bring you a digital theatrical storytelling of The Magic Finger, direct to your classroom.


The Gregg family spend every Saturday morning out in the woods searching for animals and birds to hunt. But the girl next door cannot stand hunting, and she’s so angry about it she’s going to set the magic finger on them all. One thing is for certain, very strange and spectacular things are about to begin...

This imaginative reading of Roald Dahl’s mischievous story can be watched in one go (under 30 minutes), or be delivered in three chapters with accompanying teacher-led classroom sessions. The production will be directed by Milli Bhatia (Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, Royal Court) and designed by Shankho Chaudhuri (Alice in Wonderland, Brixton House).


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You can now sign up to receive notifications about the online release and have first access to the accompanying teacher resources. Visit the Unicorn Theatre website to join the exclusive mailing list.


Activities are PSHE focused and highlight the themes of friendship, trust, morals and decision-making. You will find these and some additional activities in our free teacher resource pack which will be available in the lead-up to the online release.

The teacher resource pack is being developed in collaboration with teachers, children and PSHE specialists. The pack’s curriculum linked activities will focus on the PSHE unit ‘Relationships - Respecting Self and Others’ and will offer teachers a creative way to link literacy activities within the delivery of PSHE.